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    Buying a new property? Jobs to take on yourself!

    Published on 25 January 2019, Friday, 5:47 AM

    Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment you will make in your lifetime and while it is often one of the most exciting times, there are a lot of things to consider.

    Unless you are buying or building a new home, there are probably some improvements that you will want to make to your new purchase once you’ve settled in.

    Whether you want to replace the kitchen in your new home, or you are planning on some DIY garden work to transform the backyard, it is important to know which jobs you can achieve and what should be left to the experts.

    If you're considering adding on another level to your home, unless you are a registered builder and have acquired council approval for the project, this is best left to an expert.

    However, there are lots of things you can do, such as replacing the bathroom!

    When embarking on your DIY bathroom project it is a good idea to consider your budget - taking into account you have just bought a new home, you may have a little or a lot left over.

    While you will need to leave the plumbing side of things to a registered professional, there is plenty you can do yourself to transform your new bathroom.

    Once you have decided on your colour scheme - blues and greens are popular in the bathroom, but maybe you could try out a warm shade of yellow to open up the room - you can start thinking about what kind of vanity you may like.

    Depending on the size of the room, you may like to consider a corner vanity to maximise space or a double vanity if it’s the ensuite bathroom.

    There is also a wide range of basins available on the market, including modern glass vessels, stone basins, the classic insert sink and above counter types - just to name a few!

    A tiled bathroom is modern and easy to clean, and with tiling available in so many colours and styles there is bound to be something which appeals to you.

    Ceramic tiles have been used for years and are both popular, effective and affordable - you can choose a big bold variety or smaller tiles. You can even create a design with your floor - maybe a border or a few feature tiles!

    Bathrooms tend to be one of the smaller and less ventilated rooms in a home so you may find using heat lamps from your local Kennards Hire helpful with drying paint in the room.

    If you only have the one bathroom, this piece of equipment will be especially beneficial as it's likely you will be wanting use your wonderfully renovated bathroom as soon as possible!

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.